McLagan, T. R.

1954                                  T. R. McLagan                                   2003

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Midland ON by Midland Shipbuilding Co., Hull 37
Launched Nov 7, 1953
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Edmund Fitzgerald of 1858 – superseded Joseph H. Thompson of 1952)
Last vessel built at this shipyard

714’6” LOA, 694’3” LBP, 70’ beam, 37’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8500 SHP

Enrolled at
696.9 x 70.2 x 33.3, 15500 GT, 11271 NT     Can 195685     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service April 23, 1954 clearing Midland ON for Superior WI

Chartered 1988 for three years to P & H Shipping, Toronto ON

Sold to P & H 1990, after second year of charter, and renamed Oakglen  (2)

Fleet sold 1990 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Did not operate 1985-1987 seasons

Sold 2003 to Indian shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Oct 17, 2003 with str. Seaway Queen towed by tug Seaways 5.  Tow arrived Alang India, via Cape of Good Hope, on Feb 11, 2004

IMO 5347996

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Sept and Oct 2004 (#23)

 

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